David Brabham praises Bathurst's Mount Panorama

HE has driven on some of the most iconic tracks across the globe in a motor sport career spanning more than three decades, but David Brabham rates Mount Panorama as one of the best.

THUMBS UP: David Brabham, who competed in the Toyota 86 series at Bathurst, rates the Mount Panorama circuit highly. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

THUMBS UP: David Brabham, who competed in the Toyota 86 series at Bathurst, rates the Mount Panorama circuit highly. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

The 6.213 kilometre track was where Brabham won the Great Race 20 years ago alongside his brother Geoff, while he has also contested the Bathurst 24 Hour and Bathurst 12 Hour.

It was Mount Panorama which lured him back behind the wheel after a two-year break, competing in the Toyota 86 series on the weekend as an invitational driver.

“It’s right up there as one of the best,” Brabham said.

“It hasn’t been spoilt like a lot tracks overseas have these days.

“There is not a lot of change that you can do up the top of the mountain, it is what it is. The mountain is there, you are on the edge, everyone loves it.

“Everyone knows the risks of course, it’s a race track, but from a drivers’ point of view, it’s one of the most satisfying tracks I think.

“When you are are flying around there and you are competitive and you’ve got a sniff of victory, it’s a fantastic place.”

Accompanying Brabham on the weekend was his son Sam, a man who also felt the lure of Mount Panorama.

While he did not race himself, Sam hinted he could tackle the Bathurst 12 Hour next year.

He hopes to do so alongside his father and cousin Matthew Brabham.